Searched through the net for about 3h now, tested anything that seemed promising - but still no 3TB! And I don't mean no 3TB partition - the drive is actually detected as 1.8TB by various programs!
GPT fdsik 0.8:
Disk 1:: 3907073134 sectors, 1.8 TiB Logical sector size: 512 bytes Disk identifier (GUID): 161388AB-0740-478D-AD58-17BF33D6517D Partition table holds up to 128 entries First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 3907073100 Partitions will be aligned on 2048-sector boundaries Total free space is 3907073067 sectors (1.8 TiB) No problems found. 3907073067 free sectors (1.8 TiB) available in 1 segments, the largest of which is 3907073067 (1.8 TiB) in size.
WD DataLifeGuard - TestResults:
Test Option: QUICK TEST Model Number: WDC WD30EZRX-00MMMB0 Firmware Number: 80.00A80 Capacity: 2000.42 GB SMART Status: PASS Test Result: PASS Test Time: 06:03:22, November 24, 2012
And of course, Windows Diskmanagement shows also 1.863,04GB for this disk, although it is GPT formatted and has no partitions on it.
My System is a Windows 7 x64 on an ASUS Maximus V Formula with the UEFI-BIOS from 11/09/2012 v1408 (up-to-date). The disk is connected to one of the 6g Sata3 ports and has no jumpers set.
After all I've read, I would say this should work - but it doesn't.
What the heck is wrong?!